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Toxic Alzheimer's-associated Proteins in Mice Reduced by DNA Vaccine

News   Nov 26, 2018 | Original story from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

DNA Vaccine Reduces Amyloid Deposition and Tau Pathology in Mice

Toxic amyloid plaques (red) and tau tangles (brown) form on the brain of a mouse modeled to have Alzheimer’s disease. A study shows a DNA vaccine reduces both amyloid and tau in the mouse AD model, with no adverse immune responses. Image credit: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center



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